Category Archives: Travel

Travel story – Isles of Scilly

Hey all, the October issue of TravelTalk is out, with my story on the Isles of Scilly. Worth reading the story just for the photos – yes, the place really is that beautiful. http://www.traveltalkmag.com.au/issues/october-2014

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Walking the Eco Talk

It’s the biggest dilemma in environmental tourism: how not to destroy what you’ve come to enjoy. People learn to appreciate and value the natural world when they experience it; but creating  infrastructure and hosting visitors potentially puts ecologies at risk. … Continue reading

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Pilgrim to Skellig Michael

To be honest, munching white pudding for breakfast in Moorings and contemplating my imminent visit to Skellig Michael, I wasn’t thinking about sixth century monks. I was thinking about my head for heights – or lack of it. Six hundred … Continue reading

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“Sammy’s gone away, aboard a man o’ war”

I can now officially reveal that I’m shipping aboard Duyfken as a volunteer crew member. I’ll be joining the ship in Cooktown and sailing to Weipa, which should take approximately two weeks. She’s sailing home from Sydney to Fremantle, where … Continue reading

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The sea again

In view of our earlier discussion, about how a boat can be home, I felt the need to share this passage I’ve just come across while re-reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “(Marlow) was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, … Continue reading

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Always happy on a boat

This beautiful brigantine is the Soren Larsen (not to be confused with the Danish footballer of the same name). I was privileged to go for a sail on her just before Christmas, and fell head-over-heels in love. If you think … Continue reading

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Some books and blogs

It’s remiss of me not to have mentioned yet the beautiful blog maintained by Kári Gíslason, “Are My Feet In The Way? Place, Travel and Writing Home” (http://aremyfeetintheway.blogspot.com). My writing buddy, Kathy George, posted a “Letter from Cape Town” on … Continue reading

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